Our banking, DigiD and sensitive medical data: what if our entire digital infrastructure can no longer be trusted? Jelle Don has this question permanently in mind as he goes about his research. And that is not a bad thing, because without new digital security measures, our society will be extremely vulnerable.
Much of our online digital interaction with businesses, organizations and government is encrypted using what is known as public key cryptography. Most people will recognize this as the padlock in the address bar of your web browser: if you see the padlock, you can surf safely.